In the woods (with a poem by Novalis)

in photography •  2 months ago

It was a cloudy morning. It had been raining on the day before, and the forest was all humid and wet, slippery to the touch and the feet. As I gazed through the woods, I did not felt safe, and yet something whispered inside me, I was at home.

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My guitar is made of wood, maybe cedar, maybe mahogany, I dont know. I was raised in the city. But as I looked at those old, nameless, giant trees around... a feeling of strange familiarity with them surprised me. As I, being able to play the guitar, somehow could play the trees as well.

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It seemed preposterous to me (and, I must say, I'm inclined to visions of grandiosity myself). But as I got home, in the same day, by the afternoon, I received an email of a friend. He was writing about philosophy and poetry and found a quote by the great romantic poet, Novalis (1772-1801). He told me that it struck him as something I would like to know. As the quote follows:

All tones that nature brings forth
are raw and spiritless;
Often only to the musical soul does the sound of the forest—
the piping of the wind,
the song of the nightingale,
the plashing of the brooks
seem melodious
and meaningful.

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The photo gives a really interesting feeling. The suit and the wood,+the face expressions is nailing it

great poem

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Thank you, @arjung216! :)

Very good.

@marzullo this is heart touching.. it always feels great when we connect to nature.

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hey @learnersglobe, I'm so glad you liked it! Life is amazing and it flows from Nature as clear as water from a fountain. I live close to the beach, but I wish I could go back more often to the woods! Theres such solitude there, its great to the soul.

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#looking awesome
I think Nature is our best friend bcoz they never cheat us

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Our best friend our lovely Mother Nature!

really close to my heart

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your comment made me really happy, @teenovision! thank you for your feedback, my friend

Hi @marzullo really nature is original teacher of every creature, he teaches everything and every laws, your poem is very touching and meaningful, thanks for sharing.

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Thank you, I appreciate your feedback, @joinklkumre!

I like the second photogaph ..
All the colours in photograp come bright ..

Like ur concept of photographs ..

Good morning

The scene at the jungle, wet grass, wet atmosphere, green all around and those giant trees which make you feel as if you are a bug in front of a giant!
You are so lucky to be there I want to be too :D
And yes the poem is sweet, subtly addresses the fact that nature is our mother after all!

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You understood exactly what I meant to say with this post, @swapnilgopal! Thanks for your appreciation and feedback, feels good to have a rapport like this with you. Cheers!

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Its a pleasure to interact with you too, keep posting such content for us :)

love and respect the nature say no to polythene bags nature gives you everything in your hand without asking . save nature and it automatically save our next generation.

Wow a nice blog.please follow and upvote i am new here

Fantastic work with this one, kudos

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Thanks for your feedback, buddy!

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nature gives you everything in your grasp without asking . spare nature and it consequently spare our people to come

Yup, its rainsy season even india, rain , this word is really awesome, whenever i hear the sound of the rain, i feel life around me, darn it, its really brethtaking how natures each wonder takes us one step closer to our own life

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I love rain too!

Peoms have a way of soothing the soul
Your poem is incredible and i look forward to reading more of this.

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thank you for your kind and inspiring words, @promzyelisha!

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Dont mention
Its ma pleasure

marzullo, I gave you an upvote on your post! Please give me a follow and I will give you a follow in return and possible future votes

Wow so great poem, i like words ist so beutiful

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Thank you! Despite english not being my first language, I'm happy to be able to communicate my thoughts with you, dear @aiyub99! cheers

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Thank for your feedback

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A lovely essay. I too find that certain natural spaces call to me, whispering inspiration.

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It seems that some native indians, in what one would call "shamanism", actually names these natural spaces as "power or sacred places" :)

Very inspiring words, nice poem

A lovely post. As a guitarist myself i am just visualising what it will look like strumming in such an environment. The sound of the guitar added with the natural sounds i.e the wind, the birds chirping, the leaves dropping, e.t.c it's natural, i could compare it to a meditation exercise that could actually make one get connected to nature and the whole world will become magical, i guess that's why your friend informed you about his discovery....tuning in to nature. Thanks for sharing this post.

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such a great comment, @veekeeme4, makes me glad for sharing it. Your understanding mean a lot to me, and I want to hear you play your guitar. Do you have some musical material here on Steemit? Cheers, friend!

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No but i could do that. You are welcome @marzullo. I will upload a video of me playing soon. Probably today. Thanks.

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I'll follow you, but let me know anyways when you do it :)

Littleness rules.
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Wow, beautiful, almos abstract photograph! I really liked it, @udabeu. Are you a photographer yourself?

Nice poem, inspiring words

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I'm glad you liked it, @paulavg! Many thanks :)

Thanks for it.

Writing is good....
But there are two picture which aren't different...
Twice are same but it used two time which isn't looking good------

The scene at the jungle, wet grass, wet atmosphere, green all around and those giant trees which make you feel as if you are a bug in front of a giant!
You are so lucky to be there I want to be too :D
And yes the poem is sweet, subtly addresses the fact that nature is our mother after all!

love and respect the nature say no to polythene bags nature gives you everything in your hand without asking . save nature and it automatically save our next generation..

I like the second photogaph ..
All the colours in photograp come bright ..

Like ur concept of photographs .

Great quote at the end of your blog @marzullo

I would write it this way, instead of "seem melodius" :

"All tones that nature brings forth
are raw and spiritless;
Often only to the musical soul does the sound of the forest—
the piping of the wind,
the song of the nightingale,
the plashing of the brooks
steem melodious
and meaningful." :-) Steem melodious

Great blog. Thanks for sharing. Hope to stay in touch. As i've seen you're an artists too ... Great to see more artists arround steemit.

Regards

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Hahaha Thats charming, @luciannagy! :) I liked it! Cheers

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the tree and the wood of the guitar, nature and human intervention to create something transcendent like music. Likewise, the natural creature man can become a piece of art, to be art and produce art.

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Wonderful the way you put it, @evecenla. I'm sorry I could not follow your comment sooner, but you really touched me with your words, I want you to know that. Thank you, mate

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The plashing of brooks is wondrous to behold.

amazing poem. moreover the picture depicts it amazingly.

Really lovely. It was the Novalis that drew me!

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I love his writing! I'm glad you enjoy him too, I want to make more posts about him @parsifalangel :)

Very well written. It is very attractive and directy connects with the heart.

I love the romantics, many of them lived shortly but they were great. tnx for sharing.

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Rare trees to see in life ones. All the beat to you